Noble started his working life as a bench scientist, with qualifications in Chemical engineering, and worked for GSK for 8 years before joining Johnson and Johnson (JNJ) where he progressed to the position of Senior Director Research and Development, Europe Africa and Middle East. As part of international assignments, he has worked in Asia Pacific, based in Sydney, Australia and Singapore.  Noble took early retirement after 26 years service with  JNJ.  He has always volunteered his time and served the church to which he belongs in various capacities over the years. Living locally to  Banstead Prep, he has two grown up children and loves playing tennis and cycling.